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Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

The congressional chess match over the Keystone XL pipeline added some Twister rules Friday when Montana’s senators linked it to a proposed U.S. Air Force fighter jet training range.

January 16, 2015 3:02 pm Photos

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Senator says Air Force has approved an expanded training airspace

Senator says Air Force has approved an expanded training airspace

PIERRE, S.D. — The Air Force on Friday approved a proposal to expand a bomber training area over the northern Plains, a move that helps keep a South Dakota base open but has raised concerns over loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies.

January 16, 2015 8:28 am Photos

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ND senator to Air Force: Consider training airspace impacts

ND senator to Air Force: Consider training airspace impacts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — With a U.S. Air Force decision likely imminent on whether to establish an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said she urged a senior Air Force official to consider the expansion's impact on civilian aircraft, businesses and me…

January 11, 2015 8:25 am Photos

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Senator: No airspace plan would be 'terrible loss'

Senator: No airspace plan would be 'terrible loss'

PIERRE, S.D. — It would be a “terrible loss” to the U.S. Air Force if it doesn’t move forward with a proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the Northern Plains, South Dakota U.S. Sen John Thune says.

December 24, 2014 12:08 pm Photos

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Gov. Bullock wants changes in Air Force bomber zone

Gov. Bullock wants changes in Air Force bomber zone

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he remains opposed to an Air Force proposal to establish a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would cover an area larger than West Virginia.

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As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

WASHINGTON — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide.

December 22, 2014 6:20 am Photos

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WWII training plane with long Montana history headed for flying museum

WWII training plane with long Montana history headed for flying museum

CORVALLIS — They came from Houston; and Iron Mountain, Mich.; Jessup, Pa.; and Hollywood.

December 07, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Missile Site

Missile Site

Craig Johnson stands outside one of the three Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile launch buildings on his property Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 east of Cheyenne. Atlas Missile Site No. 3 is one of several former Atlas facilities around Cheyenne that have contaminated groundwater with Trichlor…

December 06, 2014 4:24 pm
Missile Site

Missile Site

Craig Johnson stands outside one of the three Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile launch buildings on his property Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 east of Cheyenne. Atlas Missile Site No. 3 is one of several former Atlas facilities around Cheyenne that have contaminated groundwater with Trichlor…

December 06, 2014 4:24 pm
Powder River Complex expansion decision could be made in February

Powder River Complex expansion decision could be made in February

PIERRE, S.D. — U.S. Sen. John Thune says a final decision on an expansion of training airspace for bombers from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota could come as soon as February.

December 03, 2014 12:40 pm Photos

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Air Force releases study of bomber training zone that would include SE Montana

Air Force releases study of bomber training zone that would include SE Montana

Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.

November 28, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Expansion of Air Force training area enters 'final step'

Expansion of Air Force training area enters 'final step'

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The proposed massive expansion of training airspace for Ellsworth Air Force Base — a move that many believe will protect the future of the base — has entered a “final step,” according to U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

November 19, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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2 nuke commanders fired, another disciplined

2 nuke commanders fired, another disciplined

WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Monday fired two more nuclear commanders and disciplined a third, fresh evidence of leadership lapses in a nuclear missile corps that has suffered a rash of recent setbacks, including the firing last year of its top commander.

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Lawmakers consider missile site as tourist attraction

Lawmakers consider missile site as tourist attraction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative committee plans to sponsor a bill that could turn a Missile Alert Facility near Cheyenne into a historic site and tourist attraction.

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Big decision looms on Powder River Complex

Big decision looms on Powder River Complex

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Expanding an air force base by about 28,000 square miles is no easy task, especially when it involves four states, pleasing numerous affected parties, and navigating an approval process that takes years.

September 05, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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For Wyoming, defending option offense requires discipline, awareness

For Wyoming, defending option offense requires discipline, awareness

The triple option is a numbers game.

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Woman hopes to return WWII letters to family

Woman hopes to return WWII letters to family

In March, Tara Lee Holwegner-Bertucci, a Billings native who now lives in Reno, Nev., received devastating news. 

August 22, 2014 6:13 pm Photos

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Man arrested for trying to pass Air Force convoy

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A truck driver accused of trying to pass a convoy of Air Force trucks near Cheyenne could face criminal charges.

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Thunderbirds return for Cheyenne Frontier Days

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are back for Cheyenne Frontier Days after missing last year's event because of budget cuts.

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Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

Nuke missile duty: 'It weighs on your mind'

BERTHOLD, N.D. — 1st Lt. Andy Parthum spends his workday 60 feet below ground awaiting the order he hopes never arrives: to launch the most powerful weapon ever devised by man. He is a nuclear “missileer” — an airman who does his duty not in the air but in a hole in the ground.

July 09, 2014 6:38 am Photos

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